Meet Dr. Melanie E. Hammerbeck

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"Creating beautiful smiles for my patients is my passion in life. I love what I do, but more importantly, I love what I can do to serve others. The physical and emotional transformation I witness in my patients from the start to end of treatment is incredible, and is what keeps me coming to work every day with a smile on my face and a grateful heart. Orthodontics not only makes a positive impact on a person’s confidence, but also has a long-term influence on their overall oral health and function. I am so honored to be a part of each of my patients’ orthodontic journey."

Background and Education

Dr. Melanie Hammerbeck was born and raised in the Green Bay area, graduating from Pulaski High School (Melanie Hoffman). She then attended Michigan Technological University where she obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in Biology and Exercise Physiology, with a Minor in Spanish. During her time at Michigan Tech, she was a member of the Women’s Soccer and Track and Field Teams, while maintaining a 4.0 grade point average. Dr. Hammerbeck graduated from Marquette University School of Dentistry, receiving her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree. She was inducted into in the Omicron Kappa Upsilon National Dental Honor Society, joining Dr. Hanson in this honorary group. She remained at Marquette University to pursue her specialty training in orthodontics and obtained her Master’s of Science degree. Her research topics focus on the mechanical bending properties of orthodontic wires as well as CAD/CAM technology in dentistry.

Continuing Education

As a certified orthodontic specialist, Dr. Hammerbeck attends numerous continuing education courses throughout the year. Dr. Hammerbeck continues to maintain educational excellence by staying current in the most recent orthodontic treatment philosophies to provide the best possible care to her patients.

In the Orthodontic and Dental Community

Dr. Hammerbeck maintains active memberships in the American Association of Orthodontists, the Midwest Society of Orthodontics, the Wisconsin Society of Orthodontics, the American Dental Association, and the Wisconsin Dental Association. She currently serves as the orthodontic advisor of the Titletown Study Club.

Dr. Hammerbeck’s research has been published in the Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry titled, “Interproximal Distance Analysis of Stereolithographic Casts Made by CAD-CAM Technology: An in Vitro Study.”

Outside the Office and in our Community

Dr. Hammerbeck and her husband Adam are so excited to be back in Green Bay! Adam attended St. Norbert College and fell in love with the area and is so happy to call Green Bay home. She met Adam while attending Marquette Dental School - it was love at first sight, bonding over late-night study sessions and tooth talk! Dr. Adam Hammerbeck practices general dentistry in Pulaski.

Outside of the office, Dr. Melanie Hammerbeck enjoys many activities– cross country skiing (and skiing the American Birkebeiner), coaching the Bay Nordic Ski Team, playing soccer, cake pop making, and anything outdoors.

Dr. Hammerbeck can’t wait to meet you and get to know you and your family!

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